When someone is hurt by a defective product, they often do not know where to turn, as they feel they are no match for a large corporation and their legal team. Fortunately, you can depend on a knowledgeable Prince George’s County defective product lawyer right here at McCarthy, Winkelman, Mester & Offutt, L.L.P. to stand up for your right to compensation. Contact us today to learn more about product liability claims in Maryland and how we can fight for you.
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If you’ve recently sustained a serious injury because of a defective product, the most important thing you can do is speak with a knowledgeable Prince George’s County personal injury lawyer as soon as you can. We have extensive experience representing clients who’ve been wrongfully harmed by defective products throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C.
Defective Product Claims in Maryland
When someone purchases a product and is injured, they should consider filing a defective product claim. There are three types of defective product claims: unsafe product design, negligent product manufacturers, and failure to warn.
To win a product liability claim based on an allegation of an unsafe product design, you will have to prove that there was a safer, economically viable means to design the product that would not hinder its function, and that the product designer’s negligence was the direct cause of your injuries.
Negligent product manufacturer claims, on the other hand, allege that the product had an initially safe design and would have not posed a risk to those who use it, however, the manufacturer then diverted from that initial blueprint, causing the product to become unsafe. Typically, manufacturers will do this to save time or cut costs.
Finally, to win a failure to warn claim, you will have to prove that you were injured because the product did not come with clear warnings/instructions about how to/how not to use the product. Often, failure to warn lawsuits deal with power tools and other machinery.
Statute of Limitations for PI Claims in Maryland
The statute of limitations for most personal injury claims is three years, giving anyone who was wrongfully injured three years from the date of their accident to take legal action against the party responsible for the injuries. The longer you wait, the harder it can be to prove your claim, which is why it is always best to speak with an experienced Prince George’s County defective product lawyer as soon as you can.
Contact a Prince George’s County Defective Product Lawyer
Our firm has handled countless product liability claims over the years, and we are prepared to use our decades of combined experience to fight for you as well. Contact McCarthy, Winkelman, Mester & Offutt, L.L.P. today to schedule your free consultation with our seasoned legal team.